Referees in the media (week 35)

‘Referees in the media’ will be published each Monday on the Dutch Referee Blog and provides remarkable or interesting quotes and links to articles worth reading.

I was convinced the offence was just inside (the penalty area).

By Danny Makkelie, who admits his fault by giving a penalty instead of a free kick just outside the penalty area.

“We all like to be as anonymous as possible.”

Canadian referee Carol Anne Chenard is happy that she was not in the newspapers because of her performances.

“I will be proud and thinking how fantastic it is to be here.”

Says Björn Kuipers before the European Supercup between Barcelona and Porto last Friday.

“We don’t want to see referees mobbed by players, where players run from long distances to crowd the ref. This could even be punished by a red card.”

Pierluigi Collina announces that referees should be more protected and offenders need to be punished harder.

Ik was er van overtuigd dat de overtreding er net binnen was.

Duffy and Perez on the line at U20 female WC

The South African World Cup has ended more than a week ago, but there’s another World Cup going on in Germany. The female U20 talents are playing to become the world’s best. Forty officials are taking care of the matches.

Tonight Korea DPR plays against Sweden in Augsburg with three North American officials: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada) and Veronica Perez and Marlene Duffy (both assistants from the USA). “This match could be a very exciting match! We are happy to have another opportunity to work with Carol Anne and to receive another assignment in the tournament”, writes Duffy on their blog.

Duffy, Radzik (4th official from Poland), Chenard and Perez. Photo from personal blog of American assistants.

The match tonight will be the second appointment for the trio. They officiated also in the match between Germany and Colombia which ended in 3-1. “It was an exciting match, full of decisions down to the final minutes of the match. 15,000 fans attended the match, and the atmosphere was loud and absolutely great”, they wrote.

Veronica Perez
Role: Assistant Referee
Country: USA
Date of Birth: 31.10.1979
Height: 168 cm
Occupation: ?
Mother tongue: English
Other languages: Spanish
International since: 2008
Marlene Duffy
Role: Assistant Referee
Country: USA
Date of Birth: 04.08.1979
Height: 160 cm
Occupation: Geologist
Mother tongue: English
Other languages: Spanish
International since: 2008